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Hembree Set the House on Fire With Their Debut

Though it was nearly two and a half years ago that I first heard Hembree on one of my Spotify playlists, it wasn’t until a year after that that I really started following them. Since then my anticipation for House On Fire has been steadily building, an anticipation that culminated when I finally gave ...

Band of Skulls – Love is All You Love

I remember hearing Band of Skulls’ music for the first time … I was on the way to a golf course just outside of town with my brother and a friend of ours. He was blasting their debut album Baby, Darling, Doll-face, Honey, and I clearly remember thinking to myself, “this album has so many ...

Photo Gallery + Review: The Antlers’ Hospice Tour

Photos and words by Samantha Skapin Last week I got the chance to check out The Antlers play their album Hospice in full in the gorgeous Athenaeum Theatre. Between the dimly lit chandelier, the silence in the room, and the melancholy sounds of Hospice being played acoustic, it was impossible to ...

Five Albums with Cobra: Nick Burkhard of Better Anyway

[photo credit: Vikki Leonardi] Since I really got into music all those years ago back home in South Georgia, I have always loved local scenes. There is something about them that is pure and wholesome. Much like now, back then you could always find me at a local show before a huge tour. And I was at ...

Epic songs get personal [single reviews]

Silversun Pickups - “It Doesn’t Matter Why”: The lead single of every Silversun Pickups record I’ve heard has been a winner, and “It Doesn’t Matter Why” is no exception. The contrast of organic sounds atop the band’s trademark dark atmospheric sound is striking, like bright paint on a ...

Premiere: CoastalDives – “Pivot”

Promo photo by Chris Casella It seems very fitting that I would watch the music video we're premiering for the first time on the same day that the first ever photos of a black hole were debuted to the world. Whenever a celestial discovery happens, I get a weird feeling that is part reverence, ...

Jai Wolf – The Cure to Loneliness

An album titled The Cure to Loneliness feels like it would be ambitious, and perhaps a bit unrealistic. For Jai Wolf he prefers to approach a heavy topic with grit, warmth, and heavy vibes. I first became aware of Jai Wolf last year when we was announced as a supporting artist at Columbus, Ohio's ...